My name is Xixi ("Shi-Shi"). I am a private teacher in coaching students to have better studying habits and writing skills, prepare for college applications and essays, and learn piano and Chinese. To give you a little background of my education, I graduated from one of the top universities in the country - Northwestern University - with a 3.8 GPA, cum laude, with a major in Asian studies (Japanese and Chinese) and a minor in business. Prior to college, I was also in an intensive program known as the International Baccalaureate program, which is one step above the regular Advanced Placement program. I graduated with a 3.99 GPA, being the salutatorian of my class of over 1,000 seniors. Studying and figuring out ways to manage different subjects come naturally to me.
If you are looking for someone to help you and or your child in writing better papers and preparing college applications, I can definitely help you. I can coach you or your child in gaining the confidence to write more efficiently, fluidly, and easily. I can also help edit their essays and dramatically improve their writing.
I tutor in any subject K-6, as I used to be a volunteer for a non-profit called Chicago HOPES and worked with children in low income communities. I can assist you or your child in creating better studying habits and practice. I am able to break down complex concepts into simple terms for students in Math, English, and other subjects.
I also tutor students in learning Chinese and gaining skills speaking, writing, and listening. I majored in Asian studies with a concentration in both Chinese and Japanese. I am also a native Chinese speaker, born in Shanghai.
In addition, I have been a piano teacher for over 5 years, with over 20 years of piano training. I am experienced in teaching both children (age 5-teenagers) and adults. I have trained with well-known professors, such as Gloria Cook in Florida and Vladimir Leyetchkiss in Chicago. Again, I can provide you with preferences upon request.
I charge $35-75/hour depending on the specific request and location for private tutoring, editing essays, and preparing for college applications (most of this can be done via Skype or at my studio), and $67-$77/hour for piano lessons depending on location (in-home or at my studio). You get what you pay for. I am a dedicated teacher and will make sure that your child gets what he or she needs.
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